Book Review – Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Authors: Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Reflecting on the history of humankind, one... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

EVENT: AIBC 2016 Architectural Walking Tours begin Canada Day

Event: Architectural Walking Tours Dates: July 1-August 31, 2016 Times: Thursdays to Mondays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $10... Read More

Notes on West Coast Modernism—The Ray Residence

With the West Vancouver Museum 11th Annual West Coast Modern home tour just around the corner, on July 9th, reflecting on the... Read More

Nepean Place: Centretown’s elevated park

An easily overlooked building in Ottawa’s Centretown features a unique amenity which, while in plain sight from the street... Read More

How City Hall ended up on St. Clair Avenue

In the late 1940s, Toronto City Hall was bursting at the seams. Now known as Old City Hall, the building on the northeast corner of... Read More

Book Review: Citizen City

Edited by Robert Enright (Blueimprint Publishers, 2016)  “The projects compiled in this book are the culmination of over 25 years of... Read More

Pinecrest Creek Renewal: An urban landscape masterplan by Carleton students

What is the best use of public land? Who should be privileged with the best views of the river? How does national identity intersect... Read More

Book Review: Generative Design

Author: Asterios Agkathidis (Laurence King Publishing, 2016) In my thesis project in university, I used a form of ‘algorithmic design... Read More

Doors Open Ottawa: Discover the story behind every door on June 4 & 5

It is year fifteen for Doors Open Ottawa’s celebration of the city’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.  Organized by the City... Read More